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In this third episode, Gerald dives into the captivating tales of two guests Hanneke Olson en Andries “John” Rijnders. They embarked on the transformative journey of immigrating to the United States.

Join us, as we unravel the narratives of courage, resilience, and hope that shape the immigrant experience.

Guests: Hanneke Olson, Andries “John” Rijnders
Host: Gerald van Wilgen.
Presented by The Indo Project.
Produced by Gerald van Wilgen and Jeff Keasberry.

February 28th, 2024.


In this second episode, Gerald and guests explore the profound impact of transgenerational trauma, examining how historical events shape the psychological well-being of subsequent generations and delving into ways to acknowledge, address, and break the cycle of inherited trauma for healing and resilience. Experts and personal stories contribute insights into the lasting effects and coping mechanisms within families and communities.

Guests: Ottilie Cools, Sjoekje  Sasbone, Jamie Stern, and Patricia Teunisse.
Host: Gerald van Wilgen.
Presented by The Indo Project.
Produced by Gerald van Wilgen and Jeff Keasberry.

January 28th, 2024.


In this first episode, host Gerald van Wilgen engages in a discussion with the executive board members of The Indo Project. They explore the reasons behind their involvement and delve into the purpose and mission of The Indo Project.

Guests:  Jeff Keasberry, Priscilla McMullen, Maureen de Schepper, and Patricia Teunisse.
Host: Gerald van Wilgen.
Presented by The Indo Project.
Produced by Gerald van Wilgen and Jeff Keasberry.


December 12th, 2023.


Introducing: Echoes of the Archipelago, a podcast presented by The Indo Project, an international non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the unique heritage of the Dutch East Indies. Host Gerald van Wilgen invites members of the diaspora community to join him in reflecting on their experiences and exploring the challenges of preserving their disappearing culture in a changing world. This podcast serves as a platform for discussion and reflection on the triumphs and struggles of migration and cultural preservation. Through these conversations, we aim to reveal the rich tapestry of culture, history, and identity that defines this community.

Click on the link below to listen to our new trailer.
The first episode of this series of 6 will be posted later this month.
Also available on Apple, Spotify and other channels where you get your podcast.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Indo Project. The content provided in this podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional, legal, or medical advice. Listeners are encouraged to seek the advice of qualified professionals regarding any specific questions or concerns they may have. The Indo Project makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided in this podcast. The Indo Project will not be liable for any errors or omissions in the content or for any damages arising from the use or reliance on the information provided herein.


  1. I am listening to the podcast and just love it! I really enjoy hearing everyone’s voices sharing what the Indo Project is doing. I am among those that my parents didn’t share their rich history. Since they have both passed, I look to Indo friends and groups, along with my remaining few relatives (not living close) who know the stories of the past. I also loved hearing the accents! They made me think of my mam.

    Thank you, Indo Project for allowing me to strengthen the knowledge of my rich legacy so it will be even more complete as pass it along to my grandchildren!

    • Dear Sandra,
      Your complimentary comments are very much appreciated as well as your monthly financial support of our work. It makes us tremendously happy to know that The Indo Project is providing information that helps in keeping your Indo roots meaningful and alive. If there is a certain topic that you would like us to cover, don’t hesitate to let us know. ~ With gratitude from the TIP Team.

  2. Eurasian is not ‘other’. Same dilemma in Singapore nowadays as the Eurasian community is a minority with similar ancestries as us. Mainly Dutch Portuguese British French and German ancestries dating back to the 17th century. New docu on CNA by Eurasian Melissa de Silva discussing this heritage and the challenges of preserving it. Released yesterday 24th December. Recommended watch. Google : “My Debal Diaries” on CNA, Channel News Asia.

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